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Listen: Mastodon’s new song “High Road”

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    Earlier this month, Mastodon announced details of their new album, Once More Around The Sun, their first full-length effort since 2011’s The Hunter. Today, “High Road”, the first single from the Atlanta metal mainstays, has surfaced online (via The PRP).

    A burly, driving riff anchors the track, which features booming vocals, and a fist-raising chorus. Yes, it’s a Mastodon track. Listen in below.

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    The album was recorded in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Rush, Alice in Chains). Frontman Troy Sanders described the end result as 60-or-so minutes of “pure, authentic Mastodon.” He continued, “A lot of people ask us if it kicks off where The Hunter left off. And to a large degree, I suppose yes. We recorded it and took it on the road with us, and then we headed back to our rehearsal space and started working out ideas. I’ve had a lot of time to ingest this record, and it’s solid. It’s a large slab of granite. I’m once again completely proud of these guys.”

    In support of the upcoming record, which is set for a June release via Warner Bros. Records, the band will be on the road through mid-July. See their current schedule below.

    Mastodon 2014 Tour Dates:
    04/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
    04/29 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    05/01 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    05/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater
    05/03 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
    05/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
    05/05 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    05/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    05/08 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater
    05/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    05/10 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
    05/12 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
    05/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    05/15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    05/16 – Boston, MA @ The Palladium
    05/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
    05/28 – Helsinki, FI @ Sonisphere Festival
    05/30 – Stockholm, SE @ STHLM Festival
    06/01 – Oslo, NO @ Sonisphere Festival
    06/03 – Horsens, DK @ Jailhouse Rock Festival
    06/04 – Hamburg, DE @ Imtech Arena
    06/06 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park
    06/07 – Nurburg, DE @ Rock am Ring
    06/09 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
    06/11 – Pratteln, CH @ Z7 Konzertfabrik
    06/13 – Manchester, UK @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    06/26 – Zwolle, NL @ Hedon
    06/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
    06/28 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop
    06/29 – Moscow, RU @ Moscow Park Live
    07/03 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
    07/04 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
    07/06 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Sonisphere UK
    07/18 – Nordfjordeid, NO @ Malakoff Rock Festial
    07/19 – Tromoso, NO @ Bukta Open Air Festival

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    Also, check out our interview with Mastodon’s drummer Brann Dailor:

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